People. Purpose. Action.
At the University of West Georgia, we believe that engaged faculty and staff are critical to creating an environment in which students can succeed, inside the classroom and in life. That's why we're committed to becoming the best place to work, learn, and succeed. Engage West is a transformative movement that is helping us create an inclusive, collaborative culture in which all contributors understand their roles and responsibilities in moving the university toward its aspirational goal.
I am living proof of how valuable Engage West! practices are to an employee's work-life
balance. Because of these practices, I have been able to work full-time and attend
to the needs of loved ones. Additionally, I now feel my opinions matter.
The Engage West! survey has allowed our department to reflect on how to improve efficiency
and how we can accomplish more. This has been especially beneficial in our department,
since we are dispersed and do not work closely together.
The Engage West! survey has helped our team optimize performance by identifying and
implementing development opportunities that resulted in a 15.3% increase in engagement
and enhanced professional development and work/life balance support.
-Chair and Professor
The Engage West! survey has given us a voice. We know leaders are looking for ways
to make UWG better. We're encouraged to point out possible improvements. The survey
has given us a common language to talk about conducting business.
-Director of Center for Audit Learners and Veterans
The survey has enabled great conversations in our department: honest talks about communication,
how we can advocate for our students, and how we can improve our university for everyone.
I'm grateful for the opportunity to begin these challenging, vital conversations.
-Professor & Chair
My participation in the Engage West! survey has resulted in the realization of practical
solutions, such as mental health days, that have helped me maintain a balance between
work and life.
-Graduate Studies Associate
From my perspective as dean, the Engage West! survey data has helped me be more mindful
of the work culture and climate and affected my approaches in many subtle ways.
-Tanner Health System School of Nursing Dean
As a new faculty member, there are times I've felt unable to voice my opinion. The
Engage West! survey has been a useful tool that allows me to express my concerns and
hopes for the university freely.
-Assistant Professor of Voice & Director of Opera Workshop